The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute operational team has responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of the Institute strategy. Please get in touch with us if you would like to know more about the activities of the institute or are interested in collaborative opportunities.
Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Executive Director
Rachael has been Director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute since August 2017. She is Professor of Health and Anthropology and is committed to interdisciplinary health research. Her vision for the Institute centres on supporting excellent research that has real impact on health. Read more about Rachael's research.
Dr Richard Seabrook, EBI Advisor on Business Development
Richard provides leadership to support the growth of partnerships and alliances with industry in the space across the health arena and assist with maximising opportunities to benefit from external funding streams to support these activities such as the government’s new Industry Strategy Challenge Fund. He also plays a central role in identifying new opportunities to translate our fundamental research across the University of Bristol’s entire health research portfolio into commercial impact.
Dr Nina Couzin, Institute Manager
Nina has a background in Physical Sciences and had a career in scientific publishing prior to joining the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute in 2013. She is responsible for working closely with the Director on the development and implementation of the strategy for the Institute and managing its operational activities.
Lisa King, Programme Manager
Lisa has a background in Genetics and is an experienced Project and Programme Manager with a particular interest in research funding and the industry/academia interface. Lisa's current role at the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute is complemented by her role of Chief Operating Officer at Bristol Health Partners, which provides her with extensive access to the clinical community across the Bristol area.
Jocelyn Egginton, Executive Assistant
Jocelyn's hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday morning. Jocelyn & Karen administer the day to day running of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and can be contacted on email@example.com
Karen Wallace, Executive Assistant
Karen's hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Jocelyn & Karen administer the day to day running of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Blackmore, Funding Officer
Sarah's hours are Monday and Wednesday - Friday. Sarah joined the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute in 2013 and administers all of the Institute's funding schemes. She can be contacted on email@example.com
Jo Stubbs, Public Engagement Associate
Jo joined the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute 2018 and works Wednesday to Friday. Her main priority is in encouraging and facilitating EBI researchers to engage with the non-academic world throughout the course of their research. This includes creating conversations between community groups and researchers, working with local partners to inform research questions, and collaborating with public audiences to showcase and explore all things health research-related.
Jo Barrell, Senior Communications Officer
Jo joined the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute in 2018. She has 20 years’ experience working in PR and communications for third sector organisations focusing on health and well-being. Jo works Tuesdays to Thursdays managing the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute communications, supporting the Institute in building new health research communities to achieve better health for all.
Fiona McPhail, Diversity & Inclusion Champion
This role is to champion and challenge equality, diversity and inclusion within health and biomedical research communities at the University of Bristol, carried out under the umbrella of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute.
Catherine administers the four Research Networks in the Biomedical and Health Sciences space which provide researchers with opportunities for collaboration and partnership across Schools and Faculties.
The EBI operational team works very closely with colleagues in the Research and Enterprise Development department of the University of Bristol and in particular with the Research Development team led by Dr Jon Hunt and including Research Development Managers for the Faculties of Life Sciences and Health Sciences (Dr Zoe Holland, Mrs Emma Pritchard & Dr Jacqueline Oakley), as well as Knowledge Exchange Development Associates Asme Boussahel, John Halliwell and Lisa Kehoe. The EBI operational team also works closely with the Commercialisation and Impact Development and Programme Management teams at the University of Bristol.